Capturing the nation in conversation to build a unique picture of our lives today and preserve it for future generations.

About the Listening Project The British Library Sound Archive


We are asking people up and down the country to share their thoughts and feelings in a recorded conversation with a loved one or relative. What you talk about is up to you.


The nation in conversation

African Love Affair: Margaret and Kathleen

African Love Affair: Margaret and Kathleen

Station: BBC Tees

Margaret is haunted by her decision to put Africa before Ted, the love of her life.

Our future: Peter and Eve (uploaded by Peter)

Our future: Peter and Eve (uploaded by Peter)

Station: BBC Radio 4

Peter doesn't want children, Eve does. They sat down to discuss their future.

Absent father: Andrew and Wendy

Absent father: Andrew and Wendy

Station: BBC Radio Cumbria

An alcoholic father who drank himself to death leaves the family angry and confused.

Child-free: Jo and George

Child-free: Jo and George

Station: BBC Radio Cumbria

George and Jo have a happy same sex relationship. But is something missing in their lives?

The wildman and the wolves - Shaun and Kim

The wildman and the wolves - Shaun and Kim

Station: BBC Radio Devon

Shaun once lived in the wild with wolves. What did he learn and what did he lose?

Cyber Support: Tiffany and Marcia

Cyber Support: Tiffany and Marcia

Station: BBC Radio Leeds

Tiffany and Marcia talk about how social media has been a source of support for Tiffany.

Who's Derek Hackney? Alison and Wendi

Who's Derek Hackney? Alison and Wendi

Station: BBC London 94.9

Friends Alison and Wendi have differing ideas of how Alison's artistic alter-ego looks.

One More Match: Nathan and Sue

One More Match: Nathan and Sue

Station: BBC Radio Leeds

18 year old Nathan talks to mum Sue about the Rugby Match that changed his life forever.

Get involved

Find out how to be part of the Listening Project and record your own conversation on our FAQ page.

Download conversations

Artwork for BBCLP: 20 APR 14: Sunday Omnibus

BBCLP: 20 APR 14: Sunday Omnibus

20 Apr 2014

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